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Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned to dim prospects in a gloomy English manor - her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects may be dimmer than hers. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. A beloved classic of children's literature The Secret Garden tells an inspirational tale of transformation and empowerment. When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings?
Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her First published in , Pippi Longstocking has given generations of kids a vision of days free from chores, bedtime hours, and homework. It's Maddy's turn to have a bayou summer. At first she misses life back home in the city, but soon she grows to love everything about her new surroundings - the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape, and something else, deep within the water, that only Maddy sees.
August Auggie Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school - until now. Palacio has crafted an uplifting novel full of wonderfully realistic family interactions, lively school scenes, and spare emotional power. One of the best-known stories in American culture, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has stirred the imagination of young and old alike for over years.
By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life.
The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. And then Miranda finds a mysterious note. It's been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy's grandmother in Australia. Now that she's back, Livy has the feeling she's forgotten something really, really important about Gran's house. It turns out she's right. Bob, a short, greenish creature dressed in a chicken suit, didn't forget Livy, or her promise. He's been waiting five years for her to come back, hiding in a closet like she told him to.
He can't remember who-or what-he is, where he came from, or if he even has a family. But five years ago Livy promised she would help him find his way back home. Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy-pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
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But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector", Felicity sees words everywhere - shining above strangers, tucked into church eaves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears - but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home". Stanley Yelnats isn't so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather.
He is told that the hard labor he must perform, digging five-foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat, is meant to build character. But it soon becomes clear to Stanley that the warden is really using the boys to search for something very valuable. A bizarre chain of events begins when 16 unlikely people gather for the reading of Samuel W. Westing's will. And though no one knows why the eccentric, game-loving millionaire has chosen a virtual stranger - and a possible murderer - to inherit his vast fortune, one thing's for sure: Sam Westing may be dead Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, if not the teachers , and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games.
His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative game maker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library. Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude.
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Years ago, a man vanished from the yellow house on Surprise Island. The Aldens have found a clue to the mystery! For instance, at one point you need to follow another character through the jungle to find a secret location. Most games of the time would happily make you do this over and over, every time you want to return to said location — not least because doing so could serve to boost the length of the game at no expense. The Secret of Monkey Island only makes you do it once, then proceeds to do it for you from then on.
Amen to that. A rare example of a game where every element complements every other element, The Secret of Monkey Island has gone down in history as one of the finest, most justly beloved graphic adventures ever made. Loom , however, had been a bridge too far for many traditionalist adventure gamers. What with its aggressively minimalist interface and portentous setting and story, it felt like an adventure game filtered through the aesthetics of a European avant-garde film. The classic era of Lucasfilm adventures begins in earnest with The Secret of Monkey Island , which would become nothing less than the ideal most of the games that would follow would strive, sometimes perhaps a little too self-consciously, to reach.
Both Corey Cole, co-designer of the Quest for Glory series for Sierra, and Bob Bates, co-founder of Legend Entertainment , brought up The Secret of Monkey Island unprompted in recent interviews with me as a work that made a huge impression on them. By no means would all designers push as far as Ron Gilbert had in the name of making a more playable adventure game.
Still, everyone serious about the art of adventure-game design simply had to reckon with The Secret of Monkey Island , had to decide what its lessons really were and how to apply them. As the s began, times were beginning to change inside Lucasfilm Games. With the fire hose of cash that had been the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film franchises now ebbing and no new sequels in either blockbuster franchise on the horizon, Lucasfilm in general was concentrating on becoming a more commercially savvy organization.
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These changes inevitably affected the games division. Just about the instant that The Secret of Monkey Island was hitting store shelves, a major corporate reorganization was in progress at Lucasfilm, which saw the games division given far more resources — their personnel roll grew from about 25 to more than between and — but also given much closer supervision. They would now be expected to justify each of their projects to the accountants.
The changes meant that the two sequels to Loom which Brian Moriarty had hoped to make would never be realized; Moriarty was instead sent off to work on a new educational-games initiative. Today, the sequel remains almost as beloved as the original among hardcore Lucasfilm fans. Ron Gilbert had spent two and a half years designing, writing, and developing the first Monkey Island , alone or with others.
The writing is neither as sharp nor as sweet. For the first time in a Ron Gilbert game, some of the humor is more gross than clever — spitting, with attention to the color and consistency of your loogies, is a major puzzle mechanic — and some of the rest is weirdly mean-spirited. Captured by LeChuck in Monkey Island 2. Guess what that means you have to do…. In terms of puzzle design, the sequel also marks a big step down from its predecessor. Puzzles and their solutions need to make sense. The end result is to create a feeling in the player of playing the interface rather than participating actively in the game world.
The puzzle you need to solve to get through the swamp is a prime example. After you figure out what object to use as a paddle, the game solves the puzzle for you on each return visit. Unfortunately, most players agree that the Lite mode goes too far in the other direction, removing most of the interest from the game. Tags: lucasarts , monkey island , ron gilbert , scumm. Monkey Island is definitely a classic that holds up today.
The ending, in particular, was really so-so. As a note of trivia, it is possible to die in The Secret of Monkey Island. That aside, having replayed both games shortly after beating MI5 a few years back, I found the humor and general ambience pretty juvenile. No wonder I liked it so much as a youngster, but nowadays I found MI2 to be the more palatable experience. At least this time I played the English version, so finally the herring made sense as well and was one of the better puns in the whole game, too. I think it might be both shocking and brilliant. Keith Palmer. Hanon Ondricek. I loved Monkey Island 1 and 2!
Monkey Island 1 is one of those adventure games that feels timeless. Every time I revisit it, it still feels pretty fresh and new, in large part to its really elegant design. Monkey Island 2 might not be as elegant, but the iMuse system — specifically in Woodtick — is cool as heck. The way that the music segues as you approach each area is a real neat piece of programming.
The original Monkey Island is a strong contender for being my favourite game of all time, certainly as a one-off experience. I never liked MI2. It felt to me like it had been made by a different team. And it felt like it was essentially ignored by all subsequent installments. The Highlander 2 of the franchise albeit well-reviewed at the time. I hated that monkey wrench puzzle in MI2. Erik Twice. I already translate the making of Flight of the Amazon Queen for this website.
You can do a translation as long as you clearly state that it is a translation, credit me as the original author, and link back to the original. While the former might be subtle, it can be reasonably expected to be solved by means other than brute force; I did solve this one on my own in a flash of insight, and, let me tell you, it felt really good.
Only the possibility of lawnmowering through all objects makes it soluble at all. Of course, both puzzles do present a challenge to localization teams. It sounds as if the Spanish team at least may have wound up making a better puzzle out of the monkey wrench. Colin Djukic. I knew that the ending pissed of a lot of people, but in my recollection the game is so brilliant, takes everything that made MI so great and expands on it. I always thought everybody agreed that Mi2 was even better than the first one. I stand corrected, wow!
I finally played the first two Monkey Island games a year or two back. I loved the original, but I never even finished the second one. The change in tone was the biggest killer for me. I understand that taking the monocle, locking the coffin etc makes you a jerk but then again in the first MI you send an old crippled man to climb a mountain to relay a message while you plunder his safe. So there has to be more to it.
Oh dear! William Hern.
Another classic article Jimmy! I definitely agree with you that MI1 is one of the all-time great games. David Boddie. I like Monkey Island. I really do. I love the sense of humor; I especially love the insult swordfighting. But it always felt to me more like a movie than a game. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.
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